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Recording Academy Educates Honors Congress in Annual Event

Washington, DC (September 25, 2006)--An SSL AWS 900 Analogue Workstation System was a key component in "Grammys on the Hill," a September 6 event on Capitol Hill that included a real recording session with two-time Grammy-winner Kelly Clarkson.
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Washington, DC (September 25, 2006)--An SSL AWS 900 Analogue Workstation System was a key component in "Grammys on the Hill," a September 6 event on Capitol Hill that included a real recording session with two-time Grammy-winner Kelly Clarkson.
Pictured at the AWS 900 in the temporary recording studio set up in the Cannon House Office Building Caucus Room are (l-r) producer/engineer Malcolm Harper, Clarkson and producer/engineer Glenn Lorbecki.The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E Wing) presented "Making The Record," a highlight of the event, to an audience of over 200 people including members of Congress. The session, a demonstration of the recording process including the roles of the producer and engineer, took place in a temporary recording studio set up in the Cannon House Office Building Caucus Room.

The studio was constructed with the help of companies including SSL, Los Angeles-based equipment rental firm Advanced Audio, and GC Pro. GC Pro's Mitch Shaivitz served as onsite tech for "Making The Record," which was produced by P&E Wing leaders including producers/engineers Mike Clink, Malcolm Harper and Glenn Lorbecki.

"Everyone who has rented the AWS 900 from us has been happy with the sonic performance and reliability," explained Paul Levy of Advanced Audio, which provided the AWS 900 for Grammys on the Hill. "We have shipped the AWS 900 all over the U.S., and never had a problem. For an analog console to be able to move around like that is pretty amazing."

Auralex Acoustics, JBL and Shure also helped to outfit the studio. To tame and improve upon the challenging acoustics of a Capitol Hill office building, Auralex provided products including the HoverDeck HD-88, GRAMMA (Gig and Recording, Amp and Monitor, Modulation Attenuator) and Great GRAMMA.

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow: "Grammys on the Hill connects Congress to real music makers-artists, songwriters, producers and engineers-whose creativity enriches our lives," said. "This year, members of Congress experienced the recording process without ever leaving the Hill, as we literally brought the studio to them, giving 'Congressional Record' an entirely new meaning."

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